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MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 11:00am PST
obama's state of the union tomorrow night. first read team writes, quote, while the white house maintains they're focused on the economy, tomorrow's speech puts a end to the chatter they hope that they haven't spent enough time talking about the economy. politico expects it will be aggressive writing it's less a presidential olive branch than a congressional cattle prod emboldened by verdict ri and convinced the gop is unwilling to cut deals, obama plans to use the big prime time address tuesday night for another broad challenge at a republican party he regards as vulnerable and divided. also today, getting a first look at a new ad from the superpac of gabby giffords. it is aimed to promote stricter gun laws. >> we have a problem where we shop, where we pray, where our children go to school. but there are solutions we can agree on even gun owners like us. take it from me. congress must act. >> let me bring in democratic senator from west virginia joe manchin. a big player in the gun control debate and wearing the no labels pin for bipartisanship. senator manchin, a pleasure to h
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
president obama delivers his state of the union, address a new quinnipiac poll shows the job approval rating is sinking, down seven points in two minutes. 46% versus 53% in early december. the president is facing mostly dissatisfied public, just 31% of those polled say they're satisfied with how things are going in the nation. 68% are dissatisfied but breaking the approval among minorities, the numbers soar. among hispanics, 64% and higher among african-americans, 87%. by comparison, the approval of republicans in congress, 19%. that is down six points since december. as for other big names, hillary clinton is the most popular politician in the nation. 61% polled view her favorable. president obama second at 51%. paul ryan, marco rubio, john boehner, all far behind. joining me now karen tumulte and david goodfriend. thank you for joining me. the analysis of the seven-point dive there, if that's the accurate word here, why do you believe the approval rating is sinking from december? >> a couple of things. in december, we just come off the large presidential election where both he and h
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
announcer ] the secret is swanson. >>> welcome back. president obama may have previewed some of what he will say on immigration an guns touz's state of the union address while speaking just in the past hour at a conference the house democratic caucus. >> we need to get immigration reform done. and i'm going to be pushing hard to get it done. early. and we've got to be mindful about steps we can take to end the cycle of gun violence in this country. >> those comments come as a new poll on both issues is released today. on gun control, quinnipiac poll shows americans support background checks for all buyers, 92% in favor. 7% stand opposed. on immigration reform, 56% favor allowing immigrants to stay and be given a path to citizenship. 10% say those immigrants should be allowed to stay and not allowed to be citizens. 30% say those immigrants should be made to leave. joining me now is keith boykin and lois romano. thank you both for joining us. >> hey, tamron. >> 92% support this as far as ban on high capacity magazines, 56 pst, ban on assault weapons, 56%. how does the nra stand in opposit
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 2:00pm EST
should and should not say in the state of the union. according to their new poll, with obama mentioning citizenship, path to citizenship, 59% of the people favor this. without the president mentioning or the president's name, 70% favor the path to citizenship. the implication with this poll, obviously srks that when the president comes out in favor, there's some kind of repelling force, if you will, for people. what do you make of speaker boehner saying the president is in the way and at least one poll indicating people are in favor if the president doesn't mention it? >> one way or the other, majority of the people favor the kind of proposal that the president is putting forward. he is making room for the bipartisan process that started in the senate to work its way through the process and not waiting forever. we don't want to wait six months or a year to get to the people's business. he wants to make sure to get from bipartisan conversation which is good to action which is even much better so on issues like immigration, the proposals talking about tonight, to grow the econo
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